The Auckland Game Developers Meetup is looking for new members.

We've been going for over three years now and have a strong core group of professional, indie, hobbyist programmers, designers, artists, animators, sound and marketing people.  Our members develop on everything from C++, XNA to iPhone, Flash and Unity and more.  There is a surprising active indie gaming scene in New Zealand, so come along and find out.

To sign up visit: http://gamedev.meetup.com/155

The June meetup on 2 June has a Dinosaurs theme (for some reason!)
When: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 6:00 PM

Where:
Media Design School
242 Queen St Level 12
Auckland

Here's what's on the Agenda: 
6.00 Arrive 
6.15 Showcase: Gaming projects and news happening locally.

DinoSawUs
Chris Bulman and Nathan Smith from DinoSawUs will showcase their fun and education online dinosaur world for kids. They’ll talk about virtual worlds, Flash development and the business challenges.

Primal Carnage
Hamish Bode will show-off the Dinos vs Humans shooter, Primal Carnage and discuss their use of DirectX11 and managing collaboration with an international team.

XBox Live game hub on Windows Phone 7
Nigel Parker from Microsoft will talk about Windows Phone 7 integration with the Xbox Live game hub (avatars, acheivements, gamer profiles). Game developers can start now building applications now using XNA or Silverlight in preparation for the worldwide launch of a new online marketplace.

6.45 Desperately Seeking: Announcements about people looking for collaborators, advice or resources. 
7.00 Pizza, networking, group discussions
Please bring $5 for pizza and drinks.

Learn more here:
http://gamedev.meetup.com/155/calendar/13548327/